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A: Annie Rice says #AtoZChallenge

AToday is day one of the April A to Z Blogging Challenge! I chose to create this quote using by Annie Rice’s wise words as my “A”:


Writing makes you vulnerable. You never know if what you write will connect with your audience. You never know if too much of your inner thoughts seep onto the page and everyone finds out how crazy you really are (if you read that italics like Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Lining’s Playbook, I love you right now). You never know if the risks you took will succeed…or bomb like a cake baked in the Mile High city.

People may laugh.

Or. They may cheer and print your face on T-shirts and sell them at outrageous costs.

But you’ll never know until you take the risk and write something. (I hope it’s the latter (;Β  )

PS: if your face is ever printed on a shirt, let me know so I can buy and wear it.

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  1. Great quote and a great start to the A to Z Challange! I totally agree, you can’t write anything really worthwhile by half-assing it or being fake. You have to be real, raw and that can be scary, but people know when they are reading or seeing the real deal.

    1. littlecely, “you can’t write anything really worthwhile by half-assing it or being fake.”– well said! Sometimes it’s easier to half-ass it–that way you don’t get the guilt of being fake. That’s where I have to stop myself πŸ™‚

  2. This is an excellent post. Personally I’ve been in need of something that will motivate me to take some risks that I’ve been trying to make for a long time. But I’ll never know! And it’s better knowing than always wondering. πŸ™‚

    1. melissuhhsmiles, “And it’s better knowing than always wondering.”–so true. We can drive ourselves CRAZY otherwise. It’s that greener grass, you know?

  3. Thanks for this post. It’s so hard to put yourself out there, but you’re right. If you don’t take the risk, you’ll never know!

    1. Mare, I totally understand the not-wanting-the-diagnosis thing. I’m so sorry you have to deal with it. Chronic pain can be really, really, really difficult. But it’s nice to meet somebody else who understands πŸ™‚ Sending you a virtual hug!

  4. What an inspirational quote to kick off the challenge Abby! πŸ™‚ Definitely going on my Writing Inspiration corkboard over my desk, because let’s be honest, sometimes writing can make us all feel like total morons. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the month brings!

  5. Splendid post! It’s scary, it’s a risk and it can make one feel a total fool at times. But I’d take the buzz over skydiving any time. Looking forward to the next 25 posts now! Oh, and does it count if you have your own t-shirts printed, or is that cheating??

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